Do you ever stop to think about how much stuff you have accumulated over the years? Are your closets, bedrooms, extra storage spaces, basements, sheds, garages full of junk, good junk, and unwanted? Do you ever put the stuff in boxes to give it away, then, take it out of the boxes telling yourself to keep it for later usage???? Do you ever tell yourself that you paid too much money for certain items just to give it away?????
Most of the time, we don’t need the stuff we buy. Sometimes we say, I’ll use this dress or shirt on my vacation…I’ll wear these shoes or boots to church next Sunday or at the Christmas Party…I’ll give this or that to the lady’s kids down the street…I’ll donate this or that to the Goodwill…I’ll save this for next year (after I lose ten pounds)… and so on. Does this ever happen to you?
After while, a little voice tells us to give that stuff away to this person or to some organization. So, we obey the Voice of the Lord and we give the stuff away. But what joy we have seeing someone else receive a lovely coat, shoes, bed, mattress, sheets, towells, blankets, a set of dishes, coffee or tea pot, kids’ clothing…or whatever. Now our closets are half full or empty. Praise the Lord! SOON, WE FIND OURSELVES IN THE STORES OR MALL AGAIN FILLING UP THE EMPTY SPACES. So the process starts all over again.
GET RID OF NEGATIVE SPIRITUAL JUNK: Just as we give excess junk away, we should get rid of excess spiritual junk that weighs down our soul! Get rid of negativity: the stress, worry, backbitting, slander, pain, hurt, what somebody said to you or about you, etc. The enemy knows how these things hurt our souls! The Bible says to count it all joy when you are persecuted for righteousness sake! Are we any better than Christ????? And, we know that Christ suffered! The Just hung and died for the unjust! If the Master suffered, what about His servants?
If we are reproached for the name of Christ, HAPP Y GLAD are we because the SPIRIT OF GLORY AND OF GOD rests upon us! Now that’s something to put in a bottle and cast upon the sea! Tell that to Wilson! When people talk about you and say ugly things, be glad because the SPIRIT OF GLORY AND OF GOD is resting upon you! You are a light unto the world and that light should not be hid under the table nor fading in and out! Instead, the LIGHT should be sitting upon the post for all to see! When the light is on, then, all deeds (good and bad) will be revealed out in the open. Some people like to hide in the dark because they don’t want to walk in the Light! One day, The Light will shine upon them and they will loathe themselves. So, its better to come out of Babylon to serve THE LIVING GOD while it is day! Time is getting shorter and shorter!
Isn’t it Amazing how the Lord blesses us? He gives us the desires of our hearts but we must learn to obey His Word. The Lord GOD delights in us WHEN we delight ourselves in His Word! When your child obeys you, you give him a reward. You are happy that the son or daughter is obedient to you. For example, if you say wash the dishes and make-up your bed and the child obeys, you are satisfied. On the contrary, you will not reward ill behavior! GOD is our Heavenly Father and He gives us chores to perform! When we fail to do what’s right, He punishes us! But if we obey Him, He gives us the desires of our hearts!!!
HELP COMETH FROM THE LORD! Isn’t it Amazing how the Lord GOD comes to our rescue? Have you ever been in need of healing, a job, a friend, a place to stay, money, food, hope, understanding, wisdom, direction, care, love…? Perhaps, you prayed for guidance and an answer but the Lord GOD did not answer right away! That’s because He has a set time to rescue you! Life is but a test! God just wants to see if you will be faithful to wait for the answer and for deliverance. Don’t go out there and try to fix the problem yourself!
JUST PRAY, BELIEVE, AND WAIT UPON THE LORD! Don’t be in a hurry to find a soul mate!
JUST PRAY, BELIEVE, AND WAIT UPON THE LORD! Don’t be in a hurry to run away from your problems!
JUST PRAY, BELIEVE, AND WAIT UPON THE LORD! Don’t be too quick to judge another person because he/she hurt you!
JUST PRAY, BELIEVE, AND WAIT UPON THE LORD! You are not a judge, God is THE JUDGE and vengeance belongs to HIM! Can not the Judge of all the earth do as He pleases?
WAIT UPON THE LORD! If you don’t wait, you just may say something, do something, or make the wrong decision concerning your life and problems. Maybe the decision you make will make matters worse! How long have you been in the wilderness? Honestly, do you have another 40 years to give to the enemy? Aren’t you tired of serving on the wrong side of the fence? Aren’t you tired of making mistakes?
However, God does not make mistakes! GOD IS AMAZING! Furthermore, God really loves you and He is just waiting to see what you will do. Don’t forget, you will be tried and tested! But remember the Word says, “After that ye have suffered a while: the God of all grace who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus make you perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” (I Peter 5:10)
IT iS AMAZING! There are four glorious things being done unto you every day you live!
(1) God is perfecting the you because you are part of His Body. You don’t belong to yourself! He is taking out things in your life that weigh you down. God is de-rooting the junk in your life just as you use virus protection for your computer.
(2) God is establishing His Word into your membranes (sould, body, spirit) so that you don’t walk back into sin! When, Mr. or Ms. Trick comes along, you WILL NOT follow them and they CAN NOT lead you astray! Right away, you will recognize the devil in sheep’s clothing and you will say (with Holy Ghost authority and boldness), “In the name of Jesus, I rebuke you devil(s).”
(3) God is strengthening you to WITHSTAND the devil! You will receive Holy Ghost power to fight and your weapons are not carnal but spiritual weapons. You don’t need bullets. God will put His Spirit in you and give you gainsay over your enemies.
(4) God is settling you in His Word so you WILL BE UNMOVABLE! You will not be running, changing your phone number ever so often, and/or changing your residence because you’re trying to ditch and avoid certain people. You will be able to look the enemy in the face and say, “Look I’m telling you not to bother me, not to call me, and don’t even look at me because I BELONG TO THE LORD…I don’t do those things anymore….I don’t drink anymore…I don’t do drugs anymore…I don’t cheat anymore…I don’t have sex out of wedlock…I don’t want to sin any more against the Lord GOD…and so on…” Frankly, people better be careful how they treat, tmept, and cheat you! God’s eyes are upon His people and His ears are open unto their prayers and cries!
NOW THAT IS AMAZING!